Red Cross helping six people displaced by fire

Frederick County Fire and Rescue responded to a residential fire at 718 Wardensville Grade at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

At the time of the fire, three people were inside the house and all made it out safely, with one receiving a minor burn to the hand. Medical treatment was refused, according to a news release.

The fire began in one of the bedrooms due to a space heater placed too close to combustible material, the release states.

Most of the fire was extinguished by 8 a.m. and crews remained on the scene until about 11:30 a.m. to salvage and overhaul the residence.

While the damage estimates are unknown, the house is a “total loss,” the release states.

Six people are now displaced due to the fire and are receiving help from the Red Cross.

Sgt. Les Tyler, of the Virginia State Police, said a fire truck struck a school bus enroute to the fire. Tyler said no one was injured, no charges were filed and no other details could be released at this time.

Fire and Rescue units from Gore, Round Hill, North Mountain, Gainesboro, Star Tannery, Frederick County Battalion 10 duty officer, Hampshire County and Winchester City responded to the fire. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office provided traffic control.

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